Sunday, April 26, 2009

Call for papers: The Economics of Digital Piracy a special issue with theoretical and empircal contributions

[IEP] Call for papers - Economics of Digital Piracy

Special Issue of Information Economics and Policy

Co-Edited by Martin Peitz, Professor of Economics, University of Mannheim; and Joel Waldfogel, Professor of Business and Public Policy, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

They are soliciting theory and empirical contributions on issues related to digital piracy. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

the functioning of file-sharing systems,
the design of digital IP rights and DRM systems,
the effect of file sharing on sales of legitimate products,
the creation, distribution, pricing, and packaging of digital products in response to piracy.

Contributions may be relevant to multiple industries, or may have a particular industry focus on, say, music, movies, or software.

The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2009, and they intend to publish the issue in 2010.

electronic submissions

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